The Southasian Conversation: Women in media


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Once perceived as neutral, journalists are being increasingly targeted deliberately, often in violent attacks. In 2017, 65 journalists were killed, ten of them women. Women journalists face additional challenges, their very presence in public spaces often provoking hostility, and the new threats from cyber-violence impacting them disproportionately. When three well-established media professionals – with Najiba Ayubi of Killid Media from Kabul; Subina Shrestha, a journalist and filmmaker from Kathmandu; and Nupur Basu, an independent journalist and documentary maker from Bengaluru – came to Colombo last week, we in Himal thought it a good opportunity to engage them in the first of a series of new podcasts called The Southasian Conversation. In a freewheeling conversation that crossed borders, we debated, discussed and disputed several topics including how we navigate public spaces, counter cyber-bullying and whether the #MeToo movement has had an impact in our backyards. Go to the podcast page: Go to for more on politics and culture in Southasia. -------------------------------------- Photo credit: Kevin Harber Sound credit: 'Ways of Rahjan' by Ask Again from Free Music Archive

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